Saila Poutiainen
  • PL 24 (Unioninkatu 40)




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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Director, Master's Programme in Intercultural Encounters, 2018- 

Ethnography of communication, cultural and intercultural communication, qualitative research methods in general, interpersonal communication. Expertise in academic communication, communication relations (advising and mentoring, romantic relations, professional relationships), Finnishness talk, Finnish communication culture in general, relational dialectics and competing discourses, pragmatic theories of language and social interaction.

Head of Speech Communication, 2010-2020

Fields of Science

  • 6164 Speech communication
  • interaction
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • public speaking
  • 518 Media and communications
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Ethnography of Communication
  • 6121 Languages
  • sociolinguistics
  • pragmatics

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.